Blogs

Family | 23rd May 2022

Financial provision for children

As the number of children being born to unmarried couple rises, family lawyers have seen an increase in enquiries from parents concerned about how they...

Dimple Patel

Associate, Family Law
Employment | 18th May 2022

Autism – The law and neurodivergence in the workplace

In this article, we take a look at neurodivergence in the workplace and how employers can both comply with the law and support neurodivergent workers....

Jane Crosby

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Renting and repairs: My landlord won’t fix the heating, what...

If you are renting your home, it is your landlord’s responsibility to provide heating and hot water. When the heating or boiler fails through no...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution
Commercial & Corporate | 5th May 2022

5 key steps to protect your intellectual property

In this article, we look at five of the key things all business owners should look at. 1. Take stock of all of your intellectual...

Nigel Maud

Partner, Commercial & Corporate, COLP

Easements, what are they and what do they mean for...

An easement is a right enjoyed by a landowner over another person’s land which binds successors in title. Usually speaking, most easements are positive, which...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution
Family | 22nd April 2022

Pensions and divorce, why it should not be overlooked…

A survey carried out by Which? in November 2021 found that only 15% of divorcing couples include pensions in their financial settlement. For many families...

Dimple Patel

Associate, Family Law

Recovering business tenancy rent arrears and the new legislation

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 (“the Act”) came into force on 24 March 2022. The purpose behind the Act is to extend the protection...

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution
Family | 6th April 2022

Prenups… not just for the rich and famous.

According to a survey carried out by the Marriage Foundation one in five weddings now start with a prenup. They may be considered unromantic by...

Dimple Patel

Associate, Family Law
Family | 21st March 2022

Mind the Gap! How to narrow the disparity between income...

The BBC reported on 16 February 2022 that inflation is rising faster than at any time in the past 30 years and wages are failing...

Ellie Newbery

Consultant, Family Law
Dispute Resolution, Employment | 9th March 2022

To pay or not to pay, that is the question…

Sick pay policies have been hitting the headlines with many big-name employers withdrawing company sick pay benefits for staff who remain unvaccinated against Covid-19 and...

Jane Crosby

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator